Private School Scholarships

podcastED: Florida law enforcement dad grateful for scholarship expansion

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Shawn McCormick, a Florida law enforcement officer, husband, and father of four. McCormick’s children became eligible for a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options after the passage of House Bill 3, which extended eligibility to law enforcement families regardless of[Read More…]

The opportunity that Chicago – and Illinois – kids need is real school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary, which references Florida’s school choice programs, appeared Thursday on wirepoints.org. Leading into Chicago’s most violent Memorial Day weekend in five years – leaving 42 wounded and nine dead  – the city suspended days off for cops and played up neighborhood hang-outs with live DJs. For teens and very young[Read More…]

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship student stays the course to med school despite cancer diagnosis

It was the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and Luke Desclefs was smoothly sailing toward graduating Jacksonville’s Bishop Snyder High School that spring. His course load wasn’t heavy. His grades were in order. His plans for college were in place. Then in October, he noticed a lump on his[Read More…]

Tackling the ‘exodus’ claim

Editor’s note: This analysis from Marty Leuken, director of the Fiscal Research and Education Center at EdChoice, and Michael Castro, a research assistant at EdChoice, shows that Florida’s Gardiner Scholarship flies in the face of claims that vouchers are harmful to public school systems. It appears in the Spring 2022[Read More…]

Teach Florida celebrates first anniversary of nation’s largest education choice expansion

Editor’s note: You can watch a livestream of the celebration here. Like most birthday parties for 1-year-olds, this one had cake. It featured remarks from guests who were impressed with the past 12 months of growth. It included predictions about continued growth. What was unusual about this birthday party was[Read More…]

Education savings account allows student to gain independence one step at a time

Editor’s note: This student profile first appeared on Step Up For Students’ Marketing blog. Dylan Quessenberry was 15 when he walked up a flight of stairs for the first time. It was 20 steps, linking two floors at his school. But for Dylan, who has cerebral palsy, that staircase was[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

Yes, school choice works in rural areas

Editor’s note: This story is one in a series about the benefits and success of education choice in Florida’s rural areas. For school choice opponents across America who say school choice can’t work in rural areas, say hi to Hope Rural School! Hope Rural School is a PreK-5 Catholic school[Read More…]